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Posted May 21, 2014 - 08:12 PM

My son's yard has some pretty wet areas that his lawn tractor gets stuck .Thought that I  could make this Gravely 40" wing mower work as a pull behind with a little work He has a 4wd 4 wheeler , Not sure if those tires will be big enough . It started with some gas in the carb when it was shown to me . It needs a little work and servicing .

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Posted May 21, 2014 - 09:43 PM

That ought to do the trick!  :thumbs:



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Posted May 21, 2014 - 09:59 PM

Al, It should work for you, but if you have to you can always widen the caster forks and install wider tires.


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Posted May 22, 2014 - 05:25 AM

Kind of a neat design ,  the forward wheel pivots,, the one mounted closest to the tractor is pinned either the way it's shown or 90* so it can be towed with the draw bar ( but not can't mow that way ) That wheel is also positioned in line with the rear axle that's why it doesn't need to pivot and maybe helps guide it. The fellow I bought it from used it with a JD 318  but didn't use it anymore after he bought a bigger mower a few years ago


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Posted May 22, 2014 - 05:30 AM

Found a picture of what it looks like mounted behind a tractor

 

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Posted May 22, 2014 - 07:01 AM

That's a cool mower! I want to build something like that some time. Haven't much need, though, since getting the Toro GroundsMaster.



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Posted May 25, 2014 - 05:30 AM

Yesterday I wanted to see if I could get the engine started and give it a quick going over . After draining the old gas and fresh put in it still would only run on starting fluid . Removed the fuel bowel and tried spraying carb cleaner and small wire up the main jet ( I think lol  )  it ran :dancingbanana:   Next question was " how good ? "  By relocating the side support and making a longer one it hooked up to the PK pretty well . It seems to bog down in  thick grass that wasn't too tall either but I'm hoping some Sea-Foam with help .  It was pretty easy to control , though using it with a tractor that has a fel  makes too many things to keep from hitting things for me in my yard 

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